Datil, New Mexico

The C Bar N Ranch is located in scenic Catron County, New Mexico and lies 8 1/2 miles south of US Highway 60 via a county road. The ranch is just SE of Datil. Datil is approximately 60 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico and 80 miles east of Springerville, Arizona.
Size: 24,534 Deeded Acres
14,865 New Mexico State Lease Acres
39,394 Total Acres or 61 1/3 Sections
Carrying Capacity:   A conservative carrying capacity for the ranch is 10 head per section which would be around 600 cows yearlong. Several other ranches in the immediate area are stocked at 12 to 15 head per section

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The improvements on C Bar N are extensive, well designed, very functional, of high quality and extremely well maintained. The headquarters sits on a wooded hill with unobstructed views of the St. Augustine Plains and numerous mountain ranges. There are two beautiful homes, each in excess of 5000 square feet of living area, a constructed rock and lumber cabin for hunters, an 80' x 100' metal barn with 2 apartments, feed storage and a shop area. The barn has an attached shed 20' x 100' in size which contains 4 stalls approximately 15' x 18' in size. There are 4 additional stalls 15' x 15' in size and 1 smaller stall. The corrals, saddle house and stalls are of native stone construction with pipe gates. There are 3 large corrals and a wire roping arena at the headquarters.

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One of the homes has the appearance of a lodge. It is approximately 5300 square feet in size, with native stone and rough lumber exterior and a green pro panel roof. There is a massive great room with 30' beamed ceilings that is overlooked by bedrooms and a loft, a stone wall, lumber paneling, and stone fireplace. This home has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, an office, enclosed porches and an attached 2 car garage. Floors are satillo tile and carpet throughout the home. The outside is landscaped and native stone is used for retaining walls and to enclose a private yard.

The second home is approximately 5700 square feet in size, has two living rooms, an office, 3 bedrooms and 4 baths. There is a large basement under the home that opens up to the outside with a separate entrance. This area contains additional sleeping and recreation areas, a meat processing room with walk in cooler and a 3 car carport.

C Bar N is fenced into 7 pastures and 10 traps. Approximately 60% of the ranch lies in the very productive St. Augustine Plains. The remaining 40% or so of the ranch is hills and canyons located along the entire west side of the ranch, running south to the base of Luera Mountain. Antelope are abundant on the lower part of the ranch while elk and deer are plentiful in the hilly portion of the ranch.

Water is shallow, abundant and very pure on the ranch. The headquarters water is extremely soft. An underground lake of water exists in the St. Augustine Plains making development of irrigation possible. C Bar N lies in the Middle Rio Grande Water Basin and this portion of the basin is open. Application for irrigation wells are through the New Mexico State Engineers Office located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Livestock wells on the ranch range from 65' to 180' in depth. There are 5 wells equipped with electric submergible pumps and seven windmills. An additional 12 miles of pipeline with numerous drinkers disperses water so that it is evenly distributed throughout the ranch.

Precipitation: Most of the precipitation comes as rainfall with summer monsoons coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. Typically these start in early July and last through September. Spring showers and fall rains along with snowfall provide additional moisture. Total rainfall would be approximately 16" to 18" per year.
Elevation: Elevation ranges from 6894' near the center of the ranch to 7605' at the highest point located neat the SW corner of the ranch.
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Blue grama grass, buffalo grass, sideoats grama, six weeks grama and red top grass are the most abundant grasses in the lower more open portion of the ranch where winterfat and chamisa provide browse. The hills also have abundant winterfat and chamisa along with mountain mahogany. Blue grama grass, sideoats grama, New Mexico feather grass, bottle brush squirrel tail, buffalo grass, six weeks grama and western wheat grass are common in the hilly country. These grasses are very strong and will really put the weight on cattle. The hills are wooded with a scattering of pinon and cedar trees which provide shade and protection for livestock and game.
Corals: Shipping pens complete with scales are located at C Bar N in the center of the ranch. There are 5 additional corrals located at waterings on the ranch. These corrals are strategically located so that branding can be done at several locations. Individual pastures are gathered and worked instead of driving cattle to one location. This cuts down on the distance and is easier on the cattle and help.

These pens are also very useful in doctoring a sick animal or gathering an individual and eliminate the need to move cattle very far.

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The Datil area is home to some of the largest elk, deer and antelope in the world. Antelope tags are by permit with the New Mexico Game Department. C Bar N hunts 4 Antelope per year in hunting unit 13. Antelope with a Boone and Crockett score over 90 have been taken on the ranch. There is a small herd of Mule deer on the ranch with some bucks scoring 175 plus Boone and Crocket. Two deer over 200 points were killed off a neighboring ranch a year ago. Elk is the major draw to the area. C Bar N receives 19 bull elk permits and 10 cow elk permits in hunting unit 16E. Eleven of the bull permits are rifle or muzzle loader permits and 8 are archery only. Boone and Crocket's world record was broken twice in recent years by elk taken in this area.
Price & Terms: Call (432) 448-3355 for price. No personal property. cattle or equipment is included in the sale. It is the seller's desire to perfect an Internal Revenue Code 1031 exchange for property sellers will select. However, this offering is not subject to an exchange.
Taxes and
Lease Fees:
Property taxes are approximately $1,500 per year and grazing fees are $8,100 per year for the New Mexico State Lease lands.
Comment: The C Bar N Ranch is a one of a kind offering in New Mexico. It lies behind locked gates ensuring privacy in outstanding cow country that is also very scenic and home to record book elk, deer and antelope. The homes, barns, fences, waters and other improvements are top of the line and in excellent repair.
Broker Disclosure: Ranchers Choice Land Sales has obtained all of the above information from sources deemed to be reliable but does not guarantee the accuracy of it. Prospective purchasers should check all information and / or make any measurements to their satisfaction prior to closing. This property is subject to prior sale, price change and/or withdrawal from the market.
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